Arthur begins mobilizing St Peter residents

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is warning Government that its new Municipal Solid Waste Tax is placing undue burden on Barbadians, especially pensioners.

“It cannot be reasonable in 2014 for the Government of Barbados to ask a pensioner…to make this extra-ordinary contribution,” he argued at a Barbados Labour Party meeting held last night at the Grantley Adams Memorial School.

As a result, the veteran politician said he would be leading a charge on behalf of his constituents to get some relief from the administration.

Arthur told the St Joseph branch meeting that he is mobilising a team to get suffering St Peter residents to draft letters to Minister of Finance minister Chris Sinckler to get refunds.

“You shall have on your desk, representation from the people of St Peter who can take it no more,” Arthur said.

“People of this country must rise up in their own economic self defence,” he said, adding, “I am not asking you to break the law”.


11 Responses to Arthur begins mobilizing St Peter residents

  1. David E Hall
    David E Hall June 23, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Mobilizing and Barbadians tend not to work well together in the same sentence on really important and serious matters. If it is wukking up yea, gossip definitely, idle talk, without doubt but tell them mobilize for the good of the country and they shy away.

    • Jacinta Lashley
      Jacinta Lashley June 23, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Stupes !!!

    • Krystal Chase-Gibson
      Krystal Chase-Gibson June 23, 2014 at 11:12 am

      So true David!!! I remember when Minister Ronald Jones said that the only Bajans like to do is party! And de whole of Barbados went up in arms over that statement!! But it’s the SAD truth!! I agree 100% with your comment, David! We say things hard/rough/brown…yet every fete, cruise, party FULL of supposedly ‘brek’ Bajans! Smh..

    • David E Hall
      David E Hall June 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Krystal!! But that sad part is that Barbadians fail to see that we need now more than ever, to come together and fight this menace.

  2. Jacinta Lashley
    Jacinta Lashley June 23, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Why is he still around? Isn’t he the same one who left the island in this financial crisis? Time for change doesn’t only mean switching back and forth between the Bs and Ds! Neither is it a time for ambitious people to start shouting their emotional contempt all over the place. Do away with all the politricks and try coming together for a change and work together without personal ambitions and distorted sense of selves (imbalanced egos) and heal the situation there.

    No wonder we are looked upon as third world countries. 166 square miles of beautiful flatness, and you mean to tell the world that you can’t get it together?? Stop taking international loans from these big countries that are being control by soulless creeps who really don’t have any real money.

    Every wise thinking head of household already know that borrow from C to pay back A at a higher financial rate is folly. Especially when C and A are really the same entity behind closed doors. Stop selling out the country, for God sake, and taking advise from hypocritical impish foreign mugs that have dark loveless, souls wicked ulterior motives and really don’t give two cents about the good will of the citizens there, including the corrupt politicians that still have that low-self esteem mindset of being a descent of a former slave.
    Why the race for artificial development? What good does it serve a people to use all of their land to build houses on, leaving no land for planting food, then have to import all of that unhealthy food from the same ones that had enslaved them in the not too distant past? Hehehee nuff to make any sensible person sad and vex as hell. Can’t you not see that your former slavers want to misplace you and take over you small “paradise?”

    Wake up people!

  3. Jacinta Lashley
    Jacinta Lashley June 23, 2014 at 9:15 am

    And send these reptiles packing! They don’t belong there.

  4. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne June 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Barbadians need to send a clear message that they have had enough.

  5. Jackie Alleyne July 2, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Barbadians will HAVE to unite – the prison is not big enough to house everyone!!

  6. Arther Lashley July 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

    As a “timeserved” Bajun, now living in Europe, I feel I should warn the Politicians .
    Your Time is UP!!
    The World is a small place now.
    Everybody see’s the Totally illegal way Barbados is operated .
    The Solid Waste tax is just another ploy to obtain some spending cash, by the current disgraced bunch of cronies, that have the “private bank ” Barbados at their mercy.
    All living high off the hog, whilst my family and friends struggle to be decent law abiding citizens.
    As a now World citizen, I see along with everyone else , that Barbados is a pit of corruption.
    Beware you who have Barbados on its knees.
    Externally it is seen,you have a country that is more and more everyday becoming a NON Destination.
    Our Current “default” Prime Minister is incompetent and “supported” by misfits.
    Property prices have fallen off a cliff and tourists are still being treated as second class citizens without rights.
    Among those with whom I socialize Barbados is now seen as a
    Lawless Banana Republic.
    My fellow Barbadians, the Politicians NOW look to you to fullfill their wanton greed as by their actions they have have knocked the life out of what was at best, a very second class tourist product.
    Barbadians you “cannot see the wood for the trees” this current tax is just a beginning over the misery that will be piled on your necks.
    Foreigners now see our country as a dangerous place to be ,where citizens rights are “laid waste” and the Law manipulated ” by ” “for “those who see them selves as of “consequence”.

    We ,the Citizens of Barbados regarded as not worthy of consideration but eminently suitable as Tax Cows.
    Milked regularly and then put to eat grass.


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